First Literacy ABE Teachers' Circle Registration
A First Literacy Professional Development Event
Friday, February 17, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
(Snacks and Networking, 12:30)
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
(Across from Boston Common)
Kelly Folsom teaches pre-HSE, HSE preparation, and college transition classes at X-Cel Education. He has designed curriculum for social studies, reading, writing, and math classes. Kelly has also designed contextualized career focused units for HSE students interested in a variety of careers.
Dorrie Nord is an experienced presenter who has been in the ABE field since 1997, teaching classes from Basic Literacy and ESOL through H.S Equivalency and College Transition.
Lenore Balliro is an adult educator with over 25 years experience as a staff and program developer, curriculum designer, writer/editor, and instructor. As First Literacy’s Director of Programs, Lenore plans, designs, and co-facilitates its workshops and other professional development activities.
Guest Presenters include Maddrey Goode, Director, Boston Career Link, and Derek Kalchbrenner, College and Career Specialist at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
First Literacy’s ABE Teachers’ Circles provide opportunities for ABE teachers to learn from one another as well as from other professionals in the field. Each two-hour Circle, organized around a topic chosen by teachers, includes a brief instructional presentation followed by ample time for teachers to exchange ideas and resources with one another. A half hour of informal networking is scheduled before each Circle formally begins.
ABE Teachers’ Circle #2
The February ABE Teachers' Circle will explore the pressing need to connect ABE students to work experiences and training programs that can expand their job readiness and job advancement skills. (This topic received the highest number of votes at the December, 2016 Teachers' Circle.)
This teachers' circle is free to staff of all non-profit ABE programs.
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